Roger Dowdeswell

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Roger Dowdeswell
Country (sports) Rhodesia Rhodesia
Born (1944-02-16) 16 February 1944 (age 73)
Nairobi, Kenya
Plays Right-handed
Career record 12-34
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 64 (20 Dec 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1966)
French Open 2R (1965)
Wimbledon 2R (1965)
US Open 2R (1974)

Roger Dowdeswell (born 16 February 1944) is a former professional tennis player from Zimbabwe.[1] He is the elder brother of Colin Dowdeswell.

Playing career[edit]

Dowdeswell made the second round of all four Grand Slam tournaments during his career.[2] He played Davis Cup tennis for Rhodesia in 1965, against Yugoslavia. In his singles rubbers he lost to Boro Jovanović and Niki Pilic, the same two that would beat he and Roy Stilwell in the doubles.[3]


Dowdeswell, who is now the Tennis Director of the Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club, has coached the American and New Zealand junior Davis Cup teams.[4]


  1. ^ "Roger Dowdeswell". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Players | ATP World Tour | Tennis". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Davis Cup - Player profile - Roger DOWDESWELL (ZIM)". Retrieved 2016-08-02. 
  4. ^ "MPRC Tennis Professionals | Advantage Tennis Clubs". Retrieved 2016-08-02.